Stages 4 and 5
Through PDHPE, students learn to:
- think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions on health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity
- explore issues that impact the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others
- participate in movement experiences that are regular, varied, purposeful, challenging and enjoyable.
Go to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) page for PDHPE to access the syllabus and support materials including advice on programming and assessment with sample units for life skill students.
Content endorsed courses
Students also have the opportunity to study other elective NESA content endorsed courses (CEC) in the PDHPE key learning area.
Physical activity and sport studies
In physical activity and sport studies (PASS) students enhance their capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others. Resources, advice, and professional learning to support teachers delivering the PASS course can be accessed through the Department's Physical Activity and Sports Studies statewide staffroom.
See NESA physical activity and sports studies for further information.
In child studies, students learn to positively influence the wellbeing and development of children in the critical early years in a range of settings and contexts. Resources, advice, and professional learning to support teachers delivering the Child Studies course can be accessed through the Department's Child Studies statewide staffroom.
See NESA child studies for further information.